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Rocky Roundup

Duration:14 days 13 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours Canada
Tour Activity:National Parks
Tour Region:Canada

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Rocky Roundup

Duration:14 days 13 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours Canada
Tour Activity:National Parks
Tour Region: Canada

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The Rocky Roundup tour begins and ends as follows:

Duration 14 Days – from Vancouver to Vancouver
Duration 11 Days – from Vancouver (Day 3) to Vancouver (Day 13)

Discover the unrivaled natural wonder of breathtaking British Columbia and Alberta. You’ll experience beautiful ocean vistas, soaring mountain peaks, plunging valleys and crystal-clear lakes. Cruise the spectacular Inside Passage with its stunning coastlines and migrating whales. Explore the wild as you look to spy elk and moose in Canada’s most famous national park or walk on centuries-old glaciers at the Columbia Icefield. And famous Western hospitality is always at hand. Enjoy the cosmopolitan excitement of Vancouver, the lovely maritime feel of Victoria and the charms of resort towns Banff and Jasper. The Rocky Roundup has everything a traveller could wish for.

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Tours and holidays in Usa - Arrival in Vancouver

Day 1

Arrival in Vancouver

Arrive at Vancouver International Airport. Individual transfer to your centrally-located hotel. After a check-in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free. Overnight in Vancouver.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Vancouver

Day 2

Vancouver

We get better acquainted with our travelling companions at breakfast before setting out on our morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Highlights include Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, Capilano Suspension Bridge and much more. The afternoon is free for independent exploration or relaxation. Overnight in Vancouver. Breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Vancouver to Victoria

Day 3

Vancouver to Victoria

Today we depart Vancouver and cross the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Victoria and begin the day with a visit to Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays. Ample time is allocated for browsing through these regal gardens. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city or take part in an optional floatplane sightseeing tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Overnight in Victoria. Breakfast included.

11-day Rocky Roundup mini-tour commences. Passengers must check in with the tour director at 07:30 at the Vancouver hotel. The tour bus leaves the hotel for Victoria at 08:30.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Victoria to Campbell River

Day 4

Victoria to Campbell River

Today is a sampling of modern and ancient British Columbia culture as we travel up the coast of Vancouver Island. We step back into the province’s distant past with visits to Chemanius and its spectacular native murals and to the towering totem pole grotto of Duncan. We arrive in the small coastal town of Campbell River in the afternoon. Overnight in Campbell River. Breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Campbell River to Port Hardy

Day 5

Campbell River to Port Hardy

Today we continue farther north up the road as it turns inland for a time before arriving in Port Hardy. We embark on a fascinating whale watching and marine wildlife tour in the Johnstone Strait. This area is known as the most reliable environment to spot both orca and humpback whales as they play and feed. Afterward, relax at the hotel or independently explore this pleasant seaside town. Overnight in Port Hardy*. Breakfast included.

*Please note: For departure on September 12 (11-day programme September 14), the ferry will depart Port Hardy on a BC Ferries vessel in the afternoon and passengers will overnight on board in a cabin.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Port Hardy to Prince Ruper (Inside Passage Cruise)

Day 6

Port Hardy to Prince Ruper (Inside Passage Cruise)

Cameras at the ready! This morning we board a spectacular BC Ferries ship to set sail on an incredible full-day cruise along the coast of British Columbia to the inlet community of Prince Rupert. The famous Inside Passage is one of the most spectacular waterways in Canada, showcasing the rugged shorelines of the Pacific Northwest. Overnight in Prince Rupert.

*Please note: For passengers on departures that overnight on Day 5 on board BC Ferries, the ship will arrive at Prince Rupert in the afternoon. After check in, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Prince Rupert to Smithers

Day 7

Prince Rupert to Smithers

Today we begin our journey into the British Columbia interior eastward along the scenic Yellowhead Highway as it follows the Skeena River Valley. Along the way, we’ll stop for a tour of ‘Ksan Indian Village – a recreation of an ancient traditional community of the Gitxsan First Nation peoples. Arriving at our destination, the remainder of the day is at our leisure. Overnight in Smithers. Breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Smithers to Prince George

Day 8

Smithers to Prince George

Continuing east, we travel the Yellowhead Highway and are treated to some of Canada’s most forested and rugged terrains. We enjoy a visit to Fort St. James National Historic Park to relive the days of the fur trade. In the afternoon, we settle into Prince George, located at the tip of British Columbia’s Cariboo Region. Overnight in Prince George. Breakfast included.

September 12 departure (11-day programme: september 14) Fort St. James visit is not available.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Prince George to Jasper National Park

Day 9

Prince George to Jasper National Park

Today we ascend to the highest passes of the Rockies as we travel towards the Alberta provincial border and stop at the Mount Robson Viewpoint. We may even see the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies before entering the national parks that have made the province famous. Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on optional raft trip on the Athabasca River with an experienced guide conducting the group through short rapids and stretches of calm waters. Overnight in Jasper. Breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Jasper to Banff National Park

Day 10

Jasper to Banff National Park

Today’s journey through Jasper and Banff National Parks promises to be a highlight of your Rocky Roundup programme. We travel north on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, we visit the dramatic scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada before arriving Banff. Overnight in Banff. Buffet breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Banff National Park

Day 11

Banff National Park

Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. An optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You may also take part in an optional gondola ride up spectacular Sulphur Mountain. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Overnight in Banff. Breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Banff National Park to Vernon

Day 12

Banff National Park to Vernon

We start our journey back to the west coast, first passing through the narrow Kicking Horse Canyon, then over the heights of Rogers Pass. At Craigellachie, we view the monument marking the spot where the famous “Last Spike” was driven into place in 1885 linking Canada by rail from sea to sea. We enter the bountiful Okanagan Valley as we arrive at Vernon. Overnight in Vernon. Breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Vernon to Vancouver

Day 13

Vernon to Vancouver

Today after breakfast we continue our journey through the lush Okanagan Valley, famous for its fruit orchards and vineyards. We will make a brief stop at scenic Kalamalka Lake before continuing on across a great maritime plain set against beautiful mountain vistas. We descend to the coast and the sparkling lights of Vancouver. In the evening, there will be an optional “Farewell Dinner” featuring a cruise through the waters of Vancouver Harbour and a west coast themed buffet dinner. Overnight in Vancouver. Breakfast included.

11-day Rocky Roundup mini-tour ends. Passengers leave the tour upon arrival at the Vancouver hotel at approximately 17:30.

Tours and holidays in Usa - End of Tour

Day 14

End of Tour

A time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells. Individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. Continental breakfast included.

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DEPARTURES 2017 PRICE FROM
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PRICE FROM
(11 DAYS)
JUNE 26 2842 2389
JULY 18 2842 2389
AUG 29 2842 2389
SEP 12 2842 2389

YOUR ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR INCLUDES
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS
- Vancouver sightseeing tour
- Capilano Suspension Bridge
- Butchart Gardens
- Whalewatching and wildlife tour
- Port Hardy to Prince Rupert Inside Passage cruise
- Ksan Indian Village visit
- Fort St. James National Historic Park
- Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
- Banff and Lake Louise region tour
- Victoria city tour

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
- 14-day Rocky Roundup: 12 breakfasts
- 11-day Rocky Roundup: 9 breakfasts

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1-2 Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
3 Victoria Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites
4 Campbell River Anchor Inn or Coast Discovery
5 Port Hardy* Kwa Lilas Hotel
6 Prince Rupert Pacific Inn or Prestige Hotel
7 Smithers Hudson Bay Lodge Suites  or Asper Inn & Suites
8 Prince George Sandman Inn & Suites
9 Jasper Marmot Lodge
10-11 Banff Inns of Banff
12 Vernon Sandman Inn & Suites
13 Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

*IMPORTANT: for departure on September 12 (11-day programme: September 14), the ferry will depart Port Hardy on a BC Ferries vessel in the afternoon and passengers will overnight on board in a cabin.

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: Vancouver, Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
POST: Vancouver, Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
- Victoria Floatplane Sightseeing Tour
- Jasper Raft Tour
- Banff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours - Three Sisters Peak
- Banff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours - Mount Assiniboine
- Banff Gondola Ride
- Vancouver Farewell Sunset Dinner Cruise (with transfers)